The First of Many Midterm-related Posts

Hello seniors! I hope you’re all enjoying break and getting to relax a bit. Midterms are looming, however, so please be sure to squeeze in some study time before we return to school in January. I’ll be posting several study hints for your respective midterms over the next several days.

Today’s post is specifically for AP Lit students. English IV students, check back on Saturday for your first set of words/terms to study.

The AP Lit midterm exam will be given in two parts. On the last regular day of school before exams, you’ll respond to a free response question during class time. This will count as 1/3 of your of your midterm exam grade. Then during our official exam time, you will complete an objective test that covers vocabulary, literary terminology, and close reading skills. Your score on this portion of the test will count as 2/3 of your midterm exam.

Of all the vocabulary we’ve studied this semester, I’ve selected 80 words to be fair game for the exam. I recommend writing the definitions for each of them, whether on flashcards or in another format that you find helpful. Isolate 8-10 words to study each day between now and the exam; keep any that give you trouble on your list to study the next day until you’ve mastered them.

This weekend I will post terms you should also study. For now, though, the vocabulary:

remit intimate (v.) ameliorate

 

parturient
Sisyphean inveigh innate

 

cognate
interloper

 

etiology

 

synthesis

 

transfigure

 

soporific

 

contrived

 

degenerate

 

emblematic
fetid

 

fictive impudicity

 

antediluvian

 

flagellate

 

stigmatize

 

encomium captious

 

obfuscate

 

feign

 

triptych episodic

 

hebetude perspicacity nascent

 

piscine

 

idiom

 

idiom

 

solicitude

 

panegyric

 

alacrity

 

refulgent

 

celerity

 

intransigent

 

interminable

 

exigent

 

turbulent

 

penchant
perturb

 

incite

 

assay

 

rejuvenate

 

turbid

 

cursory

 

cogent

 

obtrusive

 

prevaricator

 

ad infinitum

 

ominum gatherum

 

abstruse

 

sagacious

 

peremptory

 

imbibe

 

epicycle

 

rapacious germane

 

penurious

 

disparate

 

reprobate

 

hauteur

 

habituate

 

penchant

 

evanescent

 

interminable

 

remunerated effluvium

 

alacrity

 

perdition

 

contretemps

 

predispose
ascetic

 

moribund

 

ephemeral discourse

 

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